Hope crown race reducer
Yep I have seen the park ones with the interchangeable ends.
The var one I used to have was just a tube with thick wall at the end to spread out te pressure
Lost that and been Useing pipe just fine with no problems. If it was for a loose bearing headset then that’s a whole different thing as damaging the bearing surface on those is very bad
My first boss just used to have us place the fork upside down in a bench vice and hammer the under side o the forkPosted 5 years ago
Really never do this last one.citizeninsaneMember
32mm plastic pipe and a hammer/mallet will do the job. Needed a few good whacks. Did mine a few weeks ago with some pipe I had in the cupboard. Prob cost less to get LBS to do it, instead of going out and buying some pipe, if you don’t already have some lying around.Posted 5 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
The reducer isn’t as precious as a crown race, it’ll still work fine if the upper surface is marked, so you could get away with hammering it on with a big flat screwdriver, but you risk driving it skewed. Also, on my bike my OCD would prevent such sacrilege. We are , after all discussing Hope alloy here, a material more precious than Elven Mithryl. LBS plus mince pies FTWPosted 5 years agorickonSubscriber
The Hope reducer is a really tight fit, I sanded down in the inside a little at a time and then banged it on with the International Standard White water pipe.
Just do a little at a time, it’ll take a while with a coarse grained sandpaper. You’ll not get it on with a pipe and hammer without sanding it.
You still want a tight fit, so you should still need a bit of force to get it on.Posted 5 years ago
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